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Old 07-22-2003, 06:49 AM   #1
matt_the_n00b
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Unhappy nvidia agp problems


whilst trying to install and use the latest nvidia drivers i have hit quite a few problems, but however hard i search i can't find a response relevant to my problem.

details:

mandrake 9.1 (2.4.21-0.13mdk)
nvidia geforce4 ti4200 64mb (not 8x agp)

with the new nvidia driver installed...

in my /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file...
(using Driver “nvidia”)
(there are no references to dri or glcore)
(Load “glx” exists)

- using Option "NvAGP" "0"

the nvidia logo is displayed and the x server loads up without agp support as expected.

- using Option "NvAGP" "1" (without the agpgart module loaded)

the x server will not load and the system will hang on a black screen and require a reboot, leaving the following at the bottom of the XFree86.0.log...

(II) NVIDIA(0): AGP 4X successfully initialized
(II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "1024x768"

- using Option "NvAGP" "1" (with 'insmod agpgart' done before 'startx')

the nvidia logo is displayed and the x server loads up.
but /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status contains just 'Status: Disabled'
and this is left in Xfree86.0.log...

(WW) NVIDIA(0): Failed to verify AGP usage
(II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "1024x768"
(II) NVIDIA(0): Using the NVIDIA 2D acceleration architecture

- using Option "NvAGP" "2" (with OR without the agpgart module loaded)

x server will not load and the system hangs on a black screen.

in Xfree86.0.log

(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "NvAGP" "2"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Use of AGPGART requested

and at the bottom

(II) NVIDIA(0): AGP 4X successfully initialized
(II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "1024x768"

to be honest i don't know where to go from here, obviously there's an agp problem and i would greatly appreciate any feedback/response. i've only been using linux a few days so assume i don't know much

thanks for your time
 
Old 07-22-2003, 10:27 AM   #2
DrOzz
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no you don't have an agp problem....just leave nvagp at 0, or don't even type it in your config if you don't want to and enjoy your 3d capabilities...thats it...
 
  


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